During the final month of its 2010-11 season, the Laguna Beach girls' water polo team really had found its niche.
Playing relaxed, confident and showcasing great defense, the Breakers picked up big wins here and there, one of which was a first-time victory over Newport Harbor on Feb. 18.
On Wednesday night at the William Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, the Breakers were this close to recording one of the all-time great victories in school history.
All that stood between Laguna Beach and Dos Pueblos in their CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinal showdown was a single goal — make that a "golden goal." It's what the Chargers used to escape with a 14-13 victory in a match filled with intense drama and a frantic finish that left both squads exhausted.
Tiera Schroeder skipped in the winning shot in the third overtime, the "golden goal" session, to give top-ranked Dos Pueblos (30-0) the win and send the Chargers onto Saturday's title game against Foothill.